Felicity Mara and Michael Bird

The Eye Made Quiet: poetic landscape
The Eye Made Quiet: poetic landscape

Those of you on our mailing list will have received one of the invitations above in the last couple of days, sent along with the catalogue for Ffiona Lewis’s show, and,  I thought, might like a little more information about the rather tantalisingly titled The Eye Made Quiet: poetic landscape. Having spoken to Felicity and Michael this morning, I find myself able to enlarge a little:

Acis and Galatea by Felicity Mara
Acis and Galatea by Felicity Mara

At the heart of the exhibition are six large paintings by Felicity Mara. Executed during the past couple of years, these substantial works will dominate the space in Gallery Two and should look great. Alongside the paintings will be a selection of installed text pieces by Mara’s partner, Michael Bird, who is an established writer and well known in these parts for his definitive monographs on Sandra Blow and Bryan Wynter. These texts will relate both to the works themselves and to the show’s theme of poetic landscape.

St. Cloud by Felicity Mara
St. Cloud by Felicity Mara

Michael will be giving a talk to open the exhibition at 5.15pm on Tues 22nd September, and a further talk will be given at the same time a couple of days later on the 24th. (Do call the gallery on 01736 794888 to reserve a space for the talks because space is limited.) Those of you who attended the opening for Amanda Wallworks’s Lost Ways will know that our Gallery Two is an ideal venue for this kind of event, and will hopefully play host to many more in the future.

Don’t forget that the show only continues until Sat 26th September, so don’t miss it. You have been warned! More details can be found on the gallery website here.

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